Mangalore University Removes Controversial Article from its Kannada Text Book


Mangaluru: Kannada curriculum editorial board of Mangalore University withdrawn an article from Kannada text book prescribed for first semester BCA degree following a controversy and protests by the public.

An article titled ‘Yuddha Ondu Udyama’ published in the Kannada text book, ‘Pada Chittara’ prescribed for first semester BCA created controversy as the content allegedly defames the brave soldiers of the country depicting them as rude, rapists, vulgar and others. The article is written by renowned Kannada writer Baraguru Ramachandrappa based on the opinions of an ex-soldier, his close friend.

Various associations, members of civil society including ex-soldiers objected and condemned the article published in the text book. Following huge public criticism, the editorial board decided to withdraw the chapter from the text book in a meeting held on Saturday.


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